The Haygrove School student choir got toes tapping and hands clapping when they visited a local care home in Bridgwater to spread some early Christmas Cheer.
The youngsters, who were accompanied by Music Teacher Miss Emma Powell on the keyboard, sang something for all tastes from Silent Night and Jingle Bells to Sparkle and Shine from the hit comedy film The Nativity.
The mix of the old and the new went down very well with the residents at Sanctuary Care’s The Rosary Nursing Home in Mayfield Drive and the students’ visit brought smiles and some yuletide spirit to the residents’ afternoon.
“It was obvious that most of the elderly people who came to watch us enjoyed it! I am so glad I had the chance to do something like this and help people feel a bit Christmassy!” said Year 7 choir singer Sophie Hall.
Resident Joan Hurford, 91, added: “It was so wonderful listening to the children – I even joined in with my favourite carols.”
Fellow resident, Jean Simms, who is 91 years old, agreed: “It was such a nice way to spend the afternoon, all the children had such angelic voices.”
Eirwen Alford, 97-year-old resident continued: “It was so enjoyable having the children visit, I loved every minute and hearing the carols has made me even more excited for Christmas.”
The Sanctuary Care home’s activities leader Andree Chandler concluded: “All our residents love Christmas and nothing quite says Christmas like the sound of beautifully sung festive carols. The children sounded lovely and our residents and the team thoroughly enjoyed their visit – we hope they can come every year.”